July 16 Thursday.

Great heat, but breeze.
Another two drafts of 'To Disown the Records' now called 'Birthday'.
Bartolomé between balustrade (waiting for smith1) and path outside my work-room window.
Francisca the cook has a touch of sun, keeps her bed.
×××× [indecipherable] Work on a difficult passage of Alan's drama notes over which L & I stuck last night, very tired, at 12 o clock.
Counting up Epilogue III find we have already 250 pp [pages] & more to come from Norman and Alan; possibly Tom.
Sent Cooke £4/- for Ant. stamp and O.S.S. American2 to Richards.
* Ice-chest came.
Slowly at Schools.
It appears that the girls' distemper was due to drinking with the boys the other night.

Editorial Notes

1blacksmith eds.
2edition eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Antigua

    Carribean Sea,
    Carribean Island eds.

People Mentioned

  • Bartolomé

    The mason. WG
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Cooke

    Cooke, Harold
    stamp collector and resource for Antigua, Penny, Puce; author (Oxford database) Harold Percy Cooke? eds.
  • Francisca

    RG's cook from Pollensa, started work July 6 eds. see Diary July 3, 1936
  • Richards

    Richards, Frank
    Author of Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib which R.G. rewrote for him. Was in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, R.G.'s regiment. eds.; Birth name is Francis Phillip Woodruff eds. see Diary September 27, 1936
  • Norman Cameron

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG


    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Drama
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Author: Riding, Laura/ Hodge, Alan/ Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • BiblScope: 193-226
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Editor: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: To Disown the Once Written [poem; becomes To Disown the Records, then Birthday. Not traced. Apparently not published. D.W.]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1936-07-15
    • Title: Old Soldier Sahib
    • Author: Richards, Frank
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, New York
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Harrison Smith & Robert Haas
    • Idno: A44
    • Date: 1936